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Vegas Schools Hold Door-to-Door Graduation Drive

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas-area school administrators are making another push this weekend to find dropouts and encourage them to return to the classroom.

Clark County schools chief Dwight Jones says school officials, volunteers and trustees will meet Saturday at designated schools to fan out and go door-to-door to encourage students who haven’t been going to class to return.

Jones began what he called the “Reclaim Your Future” effort last September.

He calls it an ongoing effort to reach and teach kids that it’s not too late to graduate.

Figures suggest half of Clark County School District students never get diplomas.

Deputy Superintendent Pedro Martinez has also developed high school proficiency exam “boot camps” and individual education plans for students to earn needed credits.


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